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Re: rdmsr(MSR_TSC) vs rdtsc

> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:21:08AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > I have a i586 CPU where rdmsr(MSR_TSC) doesn't work but rdtsc does.
> > This is easily visible with cpu_get_tsc_freq(): with the current code
> > I get random values as cpu_cc_freq; if I remplace the calls to
> > rdmsr(MSR_TSC) with cpu_counter() I get the right frequency.
> In case it's not clear, rdmsr(MSR_TSC) is intended to be
> serializing, whereas rdtsc need not be.

rdtscp is serializing, too. 

cpuid reports you when you that instruction available:

cpu0: features3 0xebd3fbff<3DNOW>


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